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>> hello and welcome to the news hour live from doha. coming up, searching for a better solution, greece's prime minister plans his next move after rejection of a bailout deal. >> the finance minister resigns saying he may have been getting in the way of a new agreement. also ahead dozens killed in bombings at a shopping center and at a mosque in nigeria. the latest suspected attack by
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boko haram. >> a homecoming for pope francis arriving in ecuador as part of a south american tour. >> the u.s.a. have become the first country to win the women's world cup for a third time, japan on the receiving end of five goals chosing a hat trick from u.s. captain carley lloyd. >> a referendum win for greece's government has done little to ease the sense of crise over the state of its economic future. the still-serious concern about the health of the banks which are supposed to reopen on tuesday. mr. tsipras wants to credible solution to his country's debt
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crisis. he has to pick a new finance minister to replace yanis varoufakis resigning admitting that his presence at the bailout talks have not been welcome. we have more from athens. >> on this day, there is one sentiment above others on the streets. >> i'm proud of my people. yes, i feel proud for my people, but also confused, because we say no to the proposal of europe. we want a better proposal. >> defiance isn't enough to avoid the fall. the bangs are still shut and without more emergency assistance from the european central bank, they'll likely remain so. the 60 euro per person limit may have to be reduced at cash reserves dwindle.
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bank assistance would only likely come if there is a deal to be done. the finance minister who an tag needs the leaders in brussels resigned unexpectedly monday morning. there is no guarantee that his head will be enough to secure a deal. >> the gorks are going to be incredibly tough not least because of the ill feelings still between greece and creditors. they'll be negotiating with people like this, the german finance minister, unlikely poster boy hated by many greeks as the architect of their pain, sucking their blood it says for the past five years. >> that's hardly the basis for getting along now something i put to a greek minister. >> within the week, i will not predict it will be tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, but there is no reason why within the week we can't exit these very very dangerous moment, not only for greece, but for europe.
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what would that take? it will take mutual compromises. it will take putting at the heart of the negotiations the good of the people of europe and of the european union the stability of the european union above other kinds of priorities and interests that prevail now. >> meanwhile the drip drip drip of cash from the banks continues, making a bank rescue harder by the minute. >> people want the banks to open and they want a peaceful life. that can only be achieved at part of europe. >> i wouldn't say i'm really positive. i hope they find a solution, because i'm really terrified and i don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. >> greeks are proud and by saying no more, many will feel they've won their dignity back, but they may not be allowed to enjoy the moment for long.
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jonah hall, al jazeera athens. >> before we move on, the man who is tipped to take over the job is currently the minister of international economic affairs. he's oxford educated and the man everyone seems to think is going to be taking over as minister of finance. the german chancellor angela merkel is due to meet the french pat francois hollande later monday. jacky rowland is live in paris. let's go to athens first. it seems as though there varoufakis has already been replaced so it didn't take long at all. >> no, that's right. his replacement had to come quickly once his resignation was announced because greece has to do a quick about turn here. they've got to go right back into talks with their creditors and it has to be done by somebody who is already -- who can hit the ground running somebody already briefed on the
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state of talks so far. it would be one of two people who have been involved in the negotiating committee here in athens. now as to the strategy greece will follow now, we have yet to hear from a six hour long now meeting of mr. tsipras, the prime minister with the other party leaders. presumably, he is trying to form a consensus position across the parties that are anti austerity as well as those that are -- that have been in the past pro austerity, pro memorandum of understanding with creditors and that has been the main political divide in parliament so far. forming a position that bridges all of those gaps between the parties on greece's negotiation with creditors obviously is difficult. it's taken many hours. there have been, we understand telephone calls between mr. tsipras and other world leaders during that meeting. what we hope to achieve by the
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end of the day is a common communique between all of them that forms a national position. this was something that was asked for by the opposition before the referendum took place despite the fact that mr. tsipras has handily won that referendum, it is a gesture of good faith on that his part, also political courage and a sign toward his creditors that he means now to strike a credible deal with them that he is trying to line up the entire body politic behind his position. >> going back to the streets of athens and throughout the rest of the country when are the banks expected to open earlier. the government indicated it would be on tuesday. is that still the case? >> i think we're still in the dark as to when banks will open. our understanding is that cash reserves are extremely low banking authorities here had said three days ago that this would be the last day that they could survive the current rate of extraction of cash from --
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also payments made electrically, so we are now waiting to hear from an afternoon session of the european central bank whether even a trickle of liquidity is forthcoming just to keep them open at the current capitol controls level in my the negotiation is concluded. otherwise, they will have to probably shut their doors either completely, not just their doors, but a.t.m.'s and electronic transfers perhaps as soon as tomorrow instead of opening for normal business, as planned. >> all right john, thank you. we'll be going live to frankfurt, as well later on in the program. in the meantime, let's go live to paris to jacki roland. the major players have wasted little time getting together to forge some sort of common response. >> yes, that's right. it's very important for these
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two crucial euro zone countries to be speaking with a common voice at this point. the french economy and the gore machine economy combined make up 45% of the euro zone just to put this in perspective the germans have been striking a fairly high line. in fact at the end of the weekly news conference by the german government earlier monday, mr. merkel's spokesman said it's up to the government to act in such a way as it can continue to remain part of the euro zone, so their vague threat there of this idea that greece could potentially drop out. on the french side, we've been hearing morley way if you like, being given to the greek position and the french finance minister has actually said that
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we should no longer be considering the idea of a write down of greek debt as at taboo so a conciliatory tone about the greek debt. >> thank you jacki roland watching that meeting in paris. >> it is said the no vote will make future talks with creditors more difficult. >> greece must take difficult measures, otherwise the country won't make it. otherwise, the government won't function. otherwise, the economy won't work. if the government and people reject difficult measures, we are going to get into a very difficult situation. >> we can now talk to james in
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athens professor at the university of texas and a former colleague of the former finance minister yanis varoufakis. thank you for talking to us. as a friend of mr. varoufakis, how is he feeling today? >> he's feeling quill, thank you. he said goodbye to his staff was a very, you know, as you might expect warm and emotional occasion. >> does he feel that he's managed to achieve something? does he feel he's achieved his objective in terms of getting greece a more positive position from which to begin the next round of negotiations? >> after that, they've become to form the politics of europe. yanis himself played an important role for achieving that. what lies ahead is the debt restructuring that he has advocated and designed, which will now have to be on the
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agenda if there is going to be a successful resolution. >> is that something that you would credit to mr. varoufakis introducing the notion of restructuring of the greek debt, something of course which the i.m.f. wrote a report about within the last couple of days. that seems now to be definitely on the table. >> the report was there for sometime before it was released, but yes varoufakis has been talking about the need to restructure the debt for need now and certainly developed that agenda as if that finance minister. >> in which areas would you expect the greek government of mr. tsipras with a new finance minister in place be prepared to make concessions? >> i think there are three areas that have to be dealt with, one is the question of so-called reforms and there the greek government has made enormous
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compromises that in many cases from an economy standpoint go too far but laid out carefully in the letter that prime minister tsipras sent last wednesday. there is debt restructuring. there is a proposal to bring the e.n.n. in to take the debt of the i.m.f. and the european central bank off the books. then finally the european central bank meets soon to bring enough cash into the greek banking system so it can begin to function normally and end this kind of highly frightened, highly anxious and extremely damaging situation that was inflicted on greece a week ago by the capping of the emergency liquidity assistance, an act which has to be seen in political context as entirely inappropriate action for a central bank that is supposed to be a financial stabilizer. >> i've been reading some of your recent works and your
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commentaries on this particular issue. you seem to be of the opinion that there's some sort of conspiracy from on the part of the northern europeans in order to teach greece a lesson. >> i don't think there's any question that you don't have to read me to find that out. you just have to read what they have said. any news story from the last several months you can find overt remarks intended to intimidate the greek people. last monday, in what was almost apparently a -- transapparently a concerted effort, the heads of state of france, britain italy and the deputy chancellor of germany all turned on the greeks and said this referendum is whether you are in or out of the euro something that was transapparently in stepped tended to intimidate and transapparently false. in fact friday, wolfgang quite
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honestly said no, that there is no discussion of grexit. it's not a consequence of a no vote and he chose to back off from what was clearly a false and as i say false statement set of statements to intimidate greece. >> you sound as though you have very little time for the euro zone the rest of the your zone's argument and their sense of greek overspending for over a decade and they now will be required to carry the can the german taxpayer, for instance if this is not resolved satisfactorily will be expected to cough up for what has been greek overspending for many years. >> well, you know, the overspending by past governments
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in greece was a facilitative made possible by the over lending of banks owned by the french and the germans, and the bailout which transferred the burden of those debts on to the taxpayers of europe, was a deliberate political act in 2010 by the governments of the creditor countries by the international mon stair fund, which was involved in this entirely improperly by the european central bank acting from an economic standpoint completely foolish but which focused the european central bank with the focus of the french banks. all of those are facts. the notion that this is a one sided phenomenon with all the fault lying on the greeks is again, it's entirely at variance with the realities of the situation. nobody and certainly not this government which has replaced and swept away the previous two controlling parties in greece is
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going to defend the wear greece has been governed for the last 15-20 years, bunt reality is that the responsibility for what happened has two partners, because every loan contract has a lender and a borrower and the lenders assume the risk of loss, and in this case, they were excused from any losses by a set of actions for which the on going governments of north europe do not wish to take responsibility. >> ok, thank you very much, talking to us live from athens. thank you. >> we've got more to come on this al jazeera news hour, including foreign minister's from six world powers continuing their attacks on iran's nuclear program as a deadline professionals. we'll be live in vienna with the latest. >> known as the world's bread basket, this american state is hit by one of the worst droughts. >> in sport find out why this team is bringing something new to the tour de france.
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>> in nigeria, two blasts have hit the central city right in the middle of the country. 44 people were killed. one of the bombs exploded at a restaurant, the other at a crowd the mosque where a veryic, known to be critical of the armed group boko haram was preaching. >> hours earlier to the northeast, at least five people were killed by a suicide bomber who targeted a church. the latest violence brings the number of people killed in suspected boko haram attacks to more than 200 in the past week alone. there have been a series of recent attacks against places of worship, villages and markets. >> on tuesday, 48 men were shot
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after prayers in villages. the following day, 50 fighters stormed close to lake chad, killing up to 100 people. on thursday, two girls detonated suicide bombs in another in borno state. then on friday, a group which suicide bombers blue themselves up in the village. we have a correspondent in the nigerian capitol. >> one attack was a popular cleric who deannounced activities by boko haram and approached peaceful coexistence between christians and muslims in the area, a flashpoint for violence. it's not clear whether he was killed or injured in the attack. we are still trying to establish that. the other blast as a restaurant was frequent by local
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politicians and well to do businessmen. it is unclear what this all means for the authorities and how they will handle this latest violence. it comes at the end of days of violence in the region, which has seen more than 200 people killed by boko haram when the new president buhari was sworn in at the end of may remember he came into power promises to defeat the group. he ordered the release of $20 million to support soldiers fighting the group. there's been diplomatic effort, he traveled to the g7 summit in germany and the african union summit in africa, has been to chad and niger and after ramadan he'll go to cameroon and to the united states to meet u.s. president barack obama where it's expected the the insurgency
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will be a main topic. these attacks for many are evidence that boko haram is still a force to be reckoned with. >> foreign minister's from the united states and five other world powers are in vienna for the final round of talks we're told with iran over its nuclear program. they say there's still work to do ahead of tuesday's deadline. they're in vienna, the austrian capital is our diplomatic editor james bays. they're getting right down to the detail, where we all know the devil resides. >> absolutely. what they're saying to us is they have made a great deal of progress, progress back when they did their early agreement in early april in lausanne, progress since they've been here in the luxury hotel behind me here in vienna.
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already they have most of a deal all written out with many many pages of annexes. there are some gaps and those last gaps, the very last bit is the harvest bit. we're told there are technical point in these gaps but all of things that need political decisions. that's why we've seen all of the foreign ministers arrive back here. there will be no deal unless they're here to sign off on the feel. you have the foreign ministers of the p5 plus one the five permanent members of the u.n. security council the u.s., u.k. china russia and germ newspaper negotiating with iran. we've seen all of the p5 plus one meet to make sure they are on the same page and discuss their negotiating tactics for the final sticking points. we are awaiting a neating between the p5 plus one and iran. remember the deadline is on
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tuesday, 24 hours from now. i hasten to add the last deadline was last tuesday and then we have an extension. >> it's always rather nerve racking to be discussing deadlines when we come to this issue of the iran nuclear talks. tell us more about that. there is a specific time by which certainly john kerry wants everything done and dusted in order to preserve the integrity of the deal, if you like, because congress might not be terribly happy with what they come up with. >> everyone wants us to move pretty fast, so the times that we're looking at after this are a look by congress at the whole of this deal, congressional review and then the u.n. security council looking it all and trying to ratify some of this and remove sanctions as have been agreed with iran. the problem in all this is that there is a stipulation that the congress has that if you go past the ninth and into the 10th
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then instead of congress getting 30 details to look at it. it gets 60 days to look at it. it's not something that will kill the deal, but people do worry that things could unravel if you have a longer period for congress to look at it and they would like this by the ninth. although we are talking about a deadline on foods the seventh in reality the real deadline might be the ninth. with all those ministers here, and we don't think any of leaving, it may be we have intense meetings be and eventually as we've seen before in earlier stages of these talks, meetings going on right through the night. >> our diplomatic editor games base there live in vienna. >> the iraqi military says it accidental dropped a bomb on a neighborhood in eastern baghdad. there are reports of at least seven people having been killed. the military said the fighter jet had a technical problem
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which caused the bomb to drop. it was returning to base when the accident happened. >> there is more information about the bombing of civilians by the iraqi military fighting isil. dozens of people were killed when airstrikes hit the isil held city on saturday. they say almost all of them were women and children. that bombing comes amid heavy fighting in anbar province between isil and iraqi government forces. we have more now from the iraqi capital, baghdad. >> starting closer to the arian border, we've seen new attacks by isil, including suicide bombers on that town. it's one of the few areas that is not held by isil. it's really a pocket in eastern -- western anbar that is still holding fast, but against severe attacks and fallujah and anbar, there's what appears to be heavy fighting over the last few days, as well. that fighting seems to consist
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of it ai will sending in suicide bombers and gunman and iraqi forces trying to repel them with airstrikes and artillery. the problem is a lot of those airstrikes and artillery seem to be on residential neighborhoods. the defense ministry spokesman said they try to minimize civilian casualties, but said for instance following reports that the iraqi air force bombed a soccer field with people playing soccer yesterday, he said that is isil controlled area and they do not allow young men to play soccer, the implication being that what they bombed is an isil position. as you can imagine a conflict very difficult to get accurate information out of there but clearly, the offensive is on in some respects. >> california's multi-billion dollars agriculture industry is taking a huge hit because of the state's drought. the lack of water is costing the
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state nearly $3 billion this year, much higher than last year. >> our team has been covering the drought since 2014. there's a level of drought but this summer it is a lot worse than last year. the university of california davis put out a report that says economic losses in 2015 are expected to be $2.8 billion. the state lost $2.7 billion last year because of the lack of water, but the damage vastly exceeds money.
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in fact, the university of california davis put out a report that says economic losses in 2015 are expected to be $2.8 billion, and half a million fields like this one will lie fallow, 20,000 jobs, almost 20,000 jobs will be lost. we spoke to mike wood, one farmer and his family. they own 1900-acres and this is what they had to say. >> well, 1900-acres as i told you before, there's a little over 700-acres that is fallow. what is planted, other than the permanent crops, there is a lot of research that went into things that wouldn't take a lot of water. we've grown garlic for a number of years. on this ranch, we would normally at this time of year if in full production be employing 25-30 people. presently they have seven people in our employment. >> it's not just about an economic downturn and fallow fields. the situation is more complicated than that. even as we've lost 20,000 jobs farmers are complaining about a labor shortage. what is going on in the world's brett basket? we'll take a closer look. al jazeera in the central valley, california. you can watch the full report on tuesday here on al jazeera. almost four years of drought in california. any sign that have easing? >> i'm afraid we've got the really high temperatures along with the fact that there is no sign of rainfall in the forecast. you can see a nice rash of
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shower cloud across the west side of the u.s. it forms a very organized band of cloud pushing in across the upper midwest there. that's going to bring heavy showers and rain into this parent of the world over the days. it's a shame it won't be across the western side of the country. >> down across the central plains pushing toward the mountain state is the boundary between the hot air to the south and west and the relatively cooler air further north. you can see that clearly marked boundary and seattle getting up 32-degree celsius. certainly on the hot side into western canada where it stays pretty warm. into tuesday still on the high side there cooler air making its way down across the great plains. we are going to see weather making its way toward the eastern side of the u.s. even by the middle of the week,
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seattle back up to 32 degrees. that cooler weather the wetter weather remains in place through monday, big storms, severe thunderstorms with a possibility of tornadoes and that's all going to continue making its way further east over the next couple of days. >> ever to know fox there. still to come here on the al jazeera news hour, why china is trying to attract more foreign workers as well as chinese immigrants to work there. >> in sport the nascar crash that somehow didn't result in any serious injuries.
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>> hello again you're with al jazeera and these are the top stories. the vice president of the european commission says the no vote in the greek referendum has widened the gap between greece and its creditors but also says the e.u. is willing to work together with greece. >> the greek prime minister has been meeting other political parties to try to find a solution to the debt crisis. at least 44 people have been killed dozens more wounded in nigeria during two separate attacks in the central city. the first blast went off at a restaurant, the second at a crowded mosque. boko haram is being blamed for the attack. >> foreign minister's from the u.s. and five other world pouries in vienna for talks with iran over its nuclear program. a deal has never been closer.
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>> back now to our top story the results of sunday's referendum in greece. they leave some really big questions hanging over the 11 million people of that country. businesses and people want to know if the banks will open tuesday. the government indicated that they would but we've yet touses. they've been close a week and are still in trouble. after greece's voters rejected the last bailout deal, the greek government has the backing of the people, but there needs to be compromise. if there isn't could greece still leave the euro. the prime minister wants to stay in the single currency but a return to the drachma is still a possibility. >> greece's deputy interior minister has been speaking to us here. he said it's time for the european central bang the
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fulfill what he called its responsibility and help greece. >> he has done a great job negotiating with brussels. some of our partners did not like him and the although janice varoufakis was not the problem he stepped aside. it's up to european central bank to fulfill the man dates. greek banks do not have a solvency problem, they have a liquidity problem. i am expecting the european central bank to act in a responsible way and to help our economy to recover because without a banking system, there is not a possibility for any
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country to function normally. if we have a decision from the european central bank, things can go very fast back to normality but they have the historical responsibility to react fast. >> we can go live enough to the european central bank in frankfurt. our correspondent there is dominic cain. he is suggesting that it is the responsibility of the european bank to extend more funding saying the greek banks don't have a problem of solvency, just liquidity, which of course means cash. >> that's right, but the question is will the european central bank be prepared to inject yet more money from these e.l.a.s, emergency liquidity assistances which have been a lifeline for the greek economy for some considerable time now the suggestion that perhaps 90 billion euros has flowed into
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greek banks through these e.l.a.'s. you recall that the e.l.a.'s that had been in place was capped at the level set two fridays ago. there was a meeting in this building two sundays ago where they decided they would cap the level and that is what precipitated greek banks to institute this withdrawal limits on a.f.m.'s cash points of 60 euros a day. it is possible that the e.c.b. could decide this is possible to extend more money to greece, but is it likely given what just happened. there is a potentially more dangerous scenario where the e.c.b. decides it wants greek lenders to put further collateral up for the loans that they've already received in effect because the e.c.b. would be saying that the assets you used as collateral when we officially made those arrangements are no longer worth what we thought they were, so you need to give us more. that could precipitate a serious
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issue for the main lenders in greece and the e.c.b. will be conscious of that with any decision they make in frankfort. >> for now, thank you very much. we will get back to you as soon as we hear there's any decision coming from mario and his colleagues in frankfurt. thank you for now dominic. >> the man behind a coo attempt in burundi in may has threatened to remove the president by force if he doesn't step down. he accused him of dragging the country back into civil war. this comes also east african leaders are meeting to talk out this political problem affecting burundi. the president isn't there. he's staying at home to continue campaigning for the upcoming presidential election. there have been months of unrest since the president announced he'd be running for a third term which his opponents have called unconstitutional. more than 70 people have been
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killed and around 144,000 people have been forced out to neighboring countries. >> the president's been increasingly isolated nationally and internationally. parliamentary polls have been called not free and fair internationally. donors have been pulling aid funding to burundi. that's bad news for a country reckoned to get 42% of income from foreign aid. it's already one of the poorest nations in the world. the u.n. says more than 80% of the population live in poverty. >> a professor at ok ford university and author of the gender an genocide has been speaking to us here at al jazeera. she says the president should postpone the elections. >> obviously it's possible that violence will escalate.
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there are reports that the government is really searching out for armed opposition. i hope the president will actually listen to the international community and postpone those presidential elections and enter dialogue with the opposition parties. really, for the good of the society, for the good of the country. i think the people have suffered for long enough, and i think there's still time for, you know for more effective democratic solution to the problems in burundi. >> now the colombian government is saying that it's ready to consider a ceasefire with the farc rebels, even before the end of peace talks but it says the rebels would have to prove that they genuinely want peace. the armed group would also have
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to agree to legal cases against those involved in the conflict. the country's they've negotiator warned that the three year long talks haven't advanced much. >> we are open to a serious bilateral and definitive ceasefire even before the peace accords. when we have the peace guarantees, the taking of responsibility in the judicial natters and the international verification matters so that this doesn't become something in the future. >> thousands of people have been gathering in ecuador where the head of the roman catholic church will perform mass. this is the first event on pope francis' to your. crowds lined the seat of the capital to welcome the pope. hour latin america he had door has more from the ecuadorian
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capital. >> people have been lining the streets for hours hoping to get a glimpse of the pope as he goes by in his pope mobile. the pope is coming to three of the four poorest countries in south america, ecuador, bolivia and paraguay in keeping with his determination to give priority to those often considered on the periphery. >> pope francis reaches out to people. ecuador needs him. >> these countries have something else in common. at a time when the catholic church has suffered mass defections in the face of sex and corruption scandals, ecuador, bolivia and paraguay are the nations where the catholics have remained most faithful. they're also countries with large indigenous populations. the pope has said he wants to acknowledge them. the theme of the pope's trip is reconciliation, which is very timely in ecuador, because there have been mass protests against the government, some violent over the last few weeks.
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the church has intervened, calling on the opposition and the government to call a truce while the pope is here. >> the latest pictures coming into us from the capital of ecuador, the pope due to leave and go on to seaside city and there he will host a mass. again, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn out. pope francis on his south american tour. >> pakistan validated a ceasefire with india after firing into kashmir. anxious residents spent the night outside their houses as mortar shells were fired from pakistan's border. some residents chose to leave the town with their families. last october scores of people were killed during border tensions with pakistan.
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officials say the indian army is working to protect its border. border. >> a second person is being treated in the philippines for mers. the patient's condition has got better. the 36-year-old showed symptoms of the virus after arriving in manila in june from dubai. the man had also traveled to saudi arabia. the philippine health ministry is tracing people who may have come into contact with him. >> chinese tourists who are
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visiting turkey are warned about anti china protests. the chinese government says some visitors have already been attacked. people in turkey have been holding rallies outside china's diplomatic missions in both istanbul and ankara angry over treatment of people in the western region. muslims there have been reportedly banned from worship and fasting during ramadan. >> >> of the almost 1.4 billion people who live in china fewer than 1% are fortune errs. the government wants to increase that to 10%. the idea is to improve the country's competitive edge. that's a strategy that involves encouraging chinese expatriots to return home. from beijing, we have this report. >> edwin mar is a recognizable
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face in china the first non-asian to visit the news on the state's no one english channel. he has lived in beijing 12 years. is one of only 8,000 people who has what's called a green card. this gives foreigners permanent residency with similar rights and access to social services as a chinese national. >> it gives you a feel of being part of the community, and not having the hassles that i used to have when i came here show your passport and all that sort of thing. >> getting the green card wasn't easy. the rules were put in place in 2004, but only those who made what the government calls exceptional contributions to china were even considered. it's now easing those qualifications. >> of the 1.4 billion people in china, less than 1% of foreigners. without green cards, they're
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issued special visa. these visas only allow them to work a specific job in a specific company for a limited time. >> to further develop a competitiveness in the world market, the chinese government wants to increase the number of foreigners to at least 10% of the population and the main target is getting chinese immigrants to come home. >> the government realizes they have not just top skills in their profession, but also they have knowledge of chinese language, chinese culture, chinese business practices to make them ideal candidates to attract back to china. >> marvin maw came back from new zealand and launched several internet companies. >> i got education and somehow the global behavior, basically for me they want to go global.
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>> the government might be making business climate attractive but some say there's so much more it has yet to do to keep all foreigners happy to reside in china. al jazeera, beijing. >> the number one golfer.
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>> politicians in the u.s. state of south carolina are expected to debate whether to bring down the confederate flag. the killing of nine people inside a black church in charleston last month has revived the 150-year-old controversy about the use of the civil war era banner. we have more. >> to find the confederate states insignia flying proudly a few blocks from the u.s. capital, waves the flag of mississippi. in its upper left corner, the same cross bars and stars pattern that's aroused controversy in south carolina. mississippi citizens decided by a landslide to leave their flag unchanged. >> that's going to be talked about again and the decision belongs rightly to the people of mississippi. >> as filmed in the racially
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incendiary silent movie birth of a nation in 1915, the flag fooled start narrative of the aggrieved southern states, as then some southerners still insist their fight against the union was for state sovereignty honor and chivalry, not slavery. hollywood flew the same flag lighter in the 1939 blockbuster gone with the wind. while that film row manual sized the lost plantation life, it addressed the folly of the america's most lethal war. >> all we've got is cotton and slaves and organs. >> the stars and bars flag was part of a decor in 1948 when southern democrats opposed the racial integration broke away from their party and nominated their own presidential candidate on a white premises platform. today, south carolina sons of confederate veterans argue removing the flag is an inappropriate protest against
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racism. most historians call it a distorted account of a future black soldiers admitted to confederate ranks when offered their freedom but only when their army was close to surrender. reenactors play act the battles of a century and a half ago. the rebel flag in this performance, reimagining the first battle of bull run in virginia looks different. it's the original design, flown during the first stages of the war, before the con fed receipts went on to defeat. >> on this battlefield when hundreds died from both sides this statue honors the general who commanded the victorious confederate troops. >> only the banner of the ultimate victor now flies. al jazeera virginia. >> time for the sports news now.
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here's andy. it's a busy day june at about him bell don most of the big names in action in the next hours with action in both the men's and women's tournaments on center court. there's been a meeting of the williams sisters. first played each other at wimbledon 15 years ago. serena too good winning in straight sets by match just finished 6-fou 6-3. >> the united states won the women's world cup for a record third time, beating 2011 winners japan 5-2 in that final in vancouver with the u.s. captain carley lloyd hitting a hat trick. finals can be tight and tense. not at this world cup. the u.s. women flew into the lead in vancouver. captain carley lloyd scored twice in the first five minutes. this was a rematch of the 2011 final that japan won on
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penalties, but the holders found themselves three down and lauren holiday scored and lloyd completed her hat trick with a strike from the halfway line. team u.s.a.4-0 up after just 16 minutes. the u.s. hadn't concreted a goal in their previous five matches but finally let one in, 4-1 at half time. there were thoughts of a japanese comeback when jewel gee johnston scored a goal, but the three goal advantage was quickly restored 5-2 the final score. >> it's a surreal moment. it's been amazing. we just wrote history today and brought this world cup trophy home, which is unbelievable. >> it's not vindication it just
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feels really, really good and i could not be more proud of that group of players and this staff because i knew they had it in them. they knew they had it in them and i'm just so happy now the world gets to see. >> the absence of sect blatter senior vice president presented the trophy. team u.s.a. champions for a record third time. >> defending champion mcelroy in serious doubt for the upcoming british royal championship after tearing a ligament in his left ankle. the world number one posted a picture wearing the moon boot. he managed to injury himself playing football with his friends. mcelroy says rehab already underway, but he's running out of time, just nine days in my the open starts. >> stage three of the tour de france riders hitting the mountains for the first time this year and one team hoping to make an impact. the first ever african team is
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taking partly in the race. our reporter has been in the this today. >> it's taken 112 years but they finally have an african team. already on the electric road to paris in southern france. >> 21-year-old is the young evident rider in this year's event. >> has come into the finals is not easy, especially african ride herbs. i'm really excited to have the first african country. >> multiple champion is already a star in eritrea where cycling has been big. he is in front of a campaign to
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get more all over africa on a bike. >> we want more riders, so many riders and yeah, the team is working hard. i think we can make it. why not? if you look at the running culture and success that this continent has had over the last 30 years why not cycling? >> it's been a long journey for the first eritreans to finish. they'll have psych would 3,300 kilometers or two thirds of the way in amsterdam to air eritrea. keeping traditions alive he opened a restaurant after coming to amsterdam 25 years ago. >> i'm proud to say them on the tour. they are the same age as my daughter. these two riders feel like son to say me. it's very different from the races i used to watch at home.
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>> he has already made an impact in europe having won last month. >> amsterdam. >> that's some pretty incredible pictures coming up from the final lap which sunday's nascar race in daytona florida. the car you are about to see taking off belongs to american driver austin dillon. the perimeter just about doing its job but three fans were hit with flying debris. they required only treatment for minor injury. the driver emerged unharmed. you can see one of the drivers behind him as his car smashes into the perimeter fence. he survived. doesn't always end that way but he was able to walk away. >> thank you for watching.
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andy and i will be back.
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>> searching for a better solution. greece's prime minister plans his next move after voters back his rejection of a bail out deal. >> hello again. i'm martine dennis. we're live from doha. also in the program. dozens killed in bombings at a center and mosque in nigeria. the latest attack